Youth Justice

Creating A Positive Path For Youth

 

Justice programs offered by WJS focus on protecting society while helping and encouraging offenders to take responsibility for their behaviour and, when possible, repair the harm they have caused. We offer services for youth ranging from open custody, attendance and intensive supervision programs to community work skills development programs. All are designed to bring offenders back into the community as motivated contributors. The services we provide build on individual strengths and competencies as well as resources within the family and community. Individual program plans are personalized and holistic, and comply with best practices and applicable standards. Supports are based on the degree of intervention required, and consider the cultural diversity of the offenders.

 

Our youth justice programs balance academic, social, citizenship and other life skills development with recreation in a culturally sensitive setting. We focus on safety and well-being and fully involve the family and community support networks that are key to positive change. A core team of the prime caregiver, program manager, social workers, probation officers, and other professionals develops and carries out a case management plan designed in the best interests of each individual we serve. We engage and enhance the communities supporting our efforts.

Programs in Ontario

WJS Canada’s Individual Placement Program (IPP) is a court ordered Full Time Attendance Program in Penticton for co-ed young offenders whose serious and/or repeated criminal behaviour shows a need for a greater control and supervision than probation supervision can provide. Youth are at risk of receiving a custodial sentence or have already spent some time in a custodial centre.

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The WJS Northern Regional Attendance Centres offer Structured Day Supervision for youth in crisis or at risk of making unhealthy lifestyle choices. Our unique, respectful and welcoming settings provide safe, structured environments for youth development. We have Attendance Centres located in Kenora, Dryden and Sioux Lookout in Northern Ontario.

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Programs in British Columbia

WJS Canada’s Individual Placement Program (IPP) is a court ordered Full Time Attendance Program in Penticton for co-ed young offenders whose serious and/or repeated criminal behaviour shows a need for a greater control and supervision than probation supervision can provide. Youth are at risk of receiving a custodial sentence or have already spent some time in a custodial centre.

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WJS Canada’s Second Chance Youth Program (SCYP) is a program for East Kootenay youth who do not meet the criteria for custody but who require supervision in a community setting. SCYP provides services to help educate, teach anger management skills, become more active in the community, learn positive recreational activities, promote positive self-esteem and prompt a planned change toward acceptable social behaviour in a safe environment.

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